“..A new website is warning women of the dangers of over-exercise and restricted diets that can result in bone mineral loss, eating problems and menstruation difficulties.
University of Waikato senior lecturer Holly Thorpe co-designed the fuelaotearoa.co.nz website with AUT PhD candidate Maria Bentley.
She said it was designed to help women gain a better understanding of the role of energy balance and exercise – while promoting health and wellbeing.
Dr Thorpe said the issue was a complex one for female athletes and exercising women..”
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